A KATANA (DATED 1862), THE MOUNT | MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A KATANA (DATED 1862), THE MOUNT, MEIJI PERIOD, LATE 19TH CENTURY
decorated in black hiramaki-e, takamaki-e in the form of a tree sprinkled in scattered nashiji, the elaborate mounts in silver, copper, gold shakudo, shibuichi and other alloys with monkeys, peach branches and foliage, the kozuka with similar design, the kashira with further monkeys, signed Tôto Hoshigaoka-atari oite Kiyotugu kore tsukuru (Made by Kiyotsugu of Hoshigaoka), the blade with signature Kurihara Kanetsugu Nobuhide, dated Bunkyu ni-nen nigatsu-hi (March 1862), with plum blossom and dragon horimono, gilded silver habaki
48 cm., 18⅞ in. long
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The blade is in good condition and overall the koshirae and its mounts are in good condition with some slight wear to the lacquer.
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